Beef stew & dumplings is the best warmer upper


1.5 lbs stewing beef, cubed

2 carrots, peeled & chopped

2 potatoes, peeled & cubed

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups beef broth

1 cup red wine (optional)

1 tsp dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dumplings:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

Chopped fresh parsley


Brown beef in a pot, remove and set aside.

Sauté onion and garlic till fragrant.

Add carrots, potatoes, thyme; cook for 5 mins.

Return beef to the pot, add broth and wine.

Simmer covered for 1.5-2 hrs until beef is tender.

In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir in milk to form dumpling batter.

Drop spoonfuls onto the stew, cover and cook for 15 mins.

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

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